existed from 1623-1795

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A Crownland of 

Both born in:

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6x-Great-grandparents to the von Trapp children

Habsburg Monarchy

Lived in:

In Habsburg Monarchy*,

Habsburg Monarchy*,

existed 1526–1804

In Holy Roman Empire*, existed 

Hungary, existed

(1526–1867)

existed from 1526–1804

Prince Ferenc II Rákóczy (8x-Great-uncle) and

Count János Pálffy (7x-Great-grandfather) to von Trapp children

Prince Ferenc II Rákóczy (1676-1735) was a Hungarian nobleman, Prince of Transylvania, an Imperial Prince, and member of the Order of the Golden Fleece. He was the richest landlord in the Kingdom of Hungary, son of Ferenc I Rákóczy, elected ruling prince of Transylvania, and Ilona Zrínyi, who was the daughter of Pétar Zrínyi, Viceroy of Croatia. His life was intertwined with conflicts against the Habsburg monarchy lead by his grandfather, father, uncle, mother and stepfather. He also was pulled into fighting for Hungarian independence by the promise of French support, in 1703.  His success found him elected as prince of the Confederate Estates of the Kingdom of Hungary with a 24 member Senate in 1705. After the defeat at the battle of Trencsén, in 1708, his freedom of movement became restricted. Not trusting the emperor’s peace treaty, negotiated by his men and fellow Hungarian Count János Pálffy, he left his country in 1711. His distrust was likely affected by his Grandfather and Great-uncle's execution by the Habsburg Monarchy a generation before, for their efforts towards Hungry's indepenence. Prince Ferenc II Rákóczy visited European courts until 1717, when he accepted an invitation by the Ottoman Turks after the Peace Treaty of Passarowitz and moved to Tekirdağ (today Turkey). Eventually a small colony of Hungarian nobles grew up around him. He passed away in exile and was not brought home to in 1906 to Kassa, Hungary (today Košice, Slovakia).


Count János Pálffy (1664-1751) was a Hungarian nobleman and the son of count Miklos IV Pálffy de Erdőd and Eleonora von Harrach zu Rohrau. Like his forefathers, he was loyal to the Habsburg monarchy. He pursued a military career and joined the Habsburg army in 1681. In 1704, he became Cavalry General and Viceroy of Croatia. Battles against the Ottoman Turks dominated his military career. As Field Marshal and commander of all troops in Upper Hungary, he negotiated the Treaty of Szatmár that ended 'The Rákóczi's War for Independence'. He also became protector and councilor (mainly in Hungarian affairs) to the young Empress Maria Theresia after her father’s death: he was a Knight in the Order of the Golden Fleece and Palatine of Hungary. Empress Maria Theresia affectionately called him "Vater Pálffy" / "Father Pálffy".

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Empire

Batthyány was from Hungarian heritage

from 1526–1867

Count Johann II Nepomuk Gobert von Aspremont-Lynden

1757–1819 (m. 1782)

Born: Location unknown

Position: Count of Reckheim, an Imperial Immediacy of the Holy Roman Empire (today Reckem, Belgium)―a small free state with its own army, printed currency, and customs. He was the last Count at Reckhiem, as they lost their family seat due to the Napoleonic Wars and relocated permanently to Austria and Hungary.

Kingdom of Hungary,

​​Count Ferenc

Esterházy de Galántha

1683–1754 (m. 1710)

Born: Pápa, Kingdom of Hungary, Habsburg Monarchy (today Pápa, Hungary)

​​

Countess Szidonia 
von Pálffy de Erdõd

1690–1743 (m. 1710)
Born: Pozsony, Kingdom of Hungary (today Bratislava, Slovenia)

​Parents: ​
Mother of fifteen: Count Miklós Esterházy, Count János Esterházy, Countess Anna Teresia Esterházy  (m. Count Adam Batthyány), Count Ferenc Esterházy, Count Mihály Esterházy, Countess Maria Antonia Esterházy, Count József Esterházy, Countess Katalin Esterházy, Count Károly Esterházy, Count Mária Jozefa Esterházy, Countess Mária Szidónia Esterházy, Countess Eleonóra Esterházy, CountessEleonore Esterházy, Countess Philippine Esterházy, and Count László Esterházy 

Free State of

Duchy of Carniola,

Habsburg

Kingdom of Hungary,


Honoring Agathe's Maternal Side, 4x to 7x-Great-grandparents to the von Trapp Children

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Austrian

Origins of Family Middle Name: Gobertus / Gobertina

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existed 1526–1867

*Territories either under Holy Roman Empire or Habsburg Monarchy

Free State of

existed from 800–1806

(1526–1804)

In Holy Roman Empire*,

existed from 800–1806

existed from 800–1806

from 1623–1795

In Habsburg Monarchy*,

Kingdom of

(1526-1804)

7x-Great-grandparents to the von Trapp children

In Holy Roman Empire,

Monarchy, existed

Ferenc II Rákóczy 

by Ádám Mányoki

Hungarian National Gallery​

​​​​​Count Kasper von

Wolkenstein-Trostburg

1695–1774 (m. 1730)

Born: Location unknown

Heritage: His family was Tyrolean nobility 


​​Princess Anna
Thurn und Taxis

1683–1763 (2nd m. 1730)
Born: Brussels (today Belgium)

Parents: 
Mother of six, two with Wolkenstein: Count Paris Wolkenstein-Trostburg and Countess Maria Wolkenstein-Trostburg (m. Count Johhann Nepomuk Gobert von Aspremont Lynden​) and +4

Reckheim, existed 

from 1804–1867

Habsburg Monarchy*,

Count Pál Batthyány  

de Németújvár

1639–1674 (m. 1661)

Born: Güssing (Nemet-Ujvjar), Habsburg Monarchy (today Güssing, Austria), although born in Austria, he is from Hungarian heritage ​


​Countess Katalin Illésházy de Illésháza

1641–1681 (2nd m. 1661)

Born: Location unknown

​Mother of:  Count Zsigmund  I Batthyány  (m. Countess Isabelle von Gallenberg) and Count Ferenc Batthyány

 ​

Wife born in:

4x-Great-grandparents to the von Trapp children

existed 1526–1804

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(800–1806)

Count Zsgismund I

Batthyány de Németújvár

1665–1728 (m. 1695)

Born: Güssing, Habsburg Monarchy (today Güssing, Austria), although born in Austria, he is from Hungarian heritage ​


Countess Isabelle von Gallenberg
1670–1731 (2nd m. 1695)
Born: Mekinje, Duchy of Carniola, Habsburg Monarchy (today Slovenia)​

Parents:
Mother of eleven, ten with Batthyány: Countess Anna Bernhardina Batthyány, Countess Anna Aurelia Batthyány, Count Pál Batthyány, Count Ádám III Batthyány (m. Countess Anna Teresia Esterházy)​, Count Imre Batthyány, Countess Franziska Batthyány, Countess Maria Regina Batthyány, Count Zsigmund Philipp II Batthyány, and Countess Julianna Batthyány, and Countess Borbála Batthyány

A Constituent Land of

from 1526–1804

Note: Although born in Austria, Countess 

Count of:

from 1623–1795

In Habsburg Monarchy*,

In Holy Roman Empire*,

Both:

Died in:

János Pálffy

at Sárospatak Castle,

Hungary

Historical Figures - Prince Ferenc Rákóczy & Count Janos Pálffy

Duchy of

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Duchy of

​​Count Ferenc 'Friedrich' Esterházy de Galántha

1641–1683 (2nd m. 1670)

Born: Sempte, Kingdom of Hungary, Habsburg Monarchy (today Šintava, Slovakia)


Countess Katalin

Thököly de Késmárk

1655–1701 (3rd m. 1670)

Born: Gáta, Győr-Moson-Sopron, Kingdom of Hungary, Habsburg Monarchy (today Gattendorf, Austria)

Mother of ten: Antal, Mária Roza, Krisztina, József, Borbála, Franziska, Erzsébet, Count Ferenc Esterházy de Galántha (m. Countess Szidonia von Pálffy de Erdõd), and Anna Terezia 

from 1526–1804

Habsburg Monarchy

from 1526–1867

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​​Count Karl I Gobert Aspremont-Lynden

1703–1749 (m. 1725)

Born: ​Aspremont-Lynden Castle, Rekem, Holy Roman Empire (today Our-Rekem, Belgium)


Countess Elisabeth Eleonore Kokorzovec  ​
1705–1747 (m. 1725)

Born:

Parents:
Mother of four: Countess Maria Anna Gobertina Aspremont-Lynden and Count Johann Nepomuk Gobert von Aspremont-Lynden I (m. Countess Maria Wolkenstein-Trostburg), and +2

5x-Great-grandparents to the von Trapp children

Lived in:

existed 1526–1804

Born in:

(1364–1918)

Both lived in:

*Territory under either Holy Roman Empire or Habsburg rule

existed from 1526–1867

from 1623–1795

​Count Johann I Nepomuk Gobert von Aspremont-Lynden

1732–1805 (m. 1756)

Born: Location unknown

Career: Chief Royal Chamberlian to Emperor Francis I and Ferdinand V. Count of Reckheim, an Imperial Immediacy of the Holy Roman Empire (today Reckem, Belgium)―a small free state with its own army, printed currency, and customs​. 

FAMILY TREE: Aspremont-Lynden / Rákóczy / Batthyány / Pálffy

Austrian

Kingdom of

(1623-1795)

Wife:

Prince Ferenc II Rákóczy & Count János Pálffy Figures

Vay Ádám Múzeum - Vaja, Hungary

​​Count Marcus von

Wolkenstein-Trostburg

1655–1719 (m. date unknown)

Born: Location unknown

Heritage: His family was Tyrolean nobility 


Countess Anna Katharina von Wolkenstein-Trostburg
1655-1743 (m. date unknown)​
Born: Location unknown
Mother of (unknown number): ​​​​​Count Kasper von
Wolkenstein-Trostburg
  (m. ​​Princess Anna Thurn und Taxis

Belgian/Dutch noble family, House of Lynden origins from Netherlands Duchy of Guelders. Since 1620, the van Lynden branch ruled the County of Rekem (today Belgium) at the time the Spanish Netherlands. In 1714, the area came under the Austrian Netherlands rule. After 175 years with their "family seat" at Rekem, they lost the territory during the French military campaign which ended Austrian rule. When Napoleon came to power, Belgium became part of the French empire. In 1795, the family was given lands in Germany as compensation, but they had already settled within the Austro-Hungarian Empire some generations before.

existed from 1526–1804

existed from 1526–1867

Died in:

(1804-1867)

In Habsburg Mon.*,

Reckheim

from 1364–1918

Lived in:

​​​​​​​Austrian Empire

Austria has existed in many forms from 927– present. From 1804–1867, it was ruled by the Austrian Empire and then the Austro-Hungarian Empire from 1867–1918. During this time the town Fiume existed (today Rijeka, Croatia). At the end of WWI, their monarchy was dissolved. 1919 the Austria First Republic was established, which lost vast territories, including their holdings on the Adriatic Coast to the Kingdom of Italy. Italy lost these areas to Yugoslavia after WWI, later becoming Croatia​ and Bosnia-Herzegovina. 1938-1945 it was annexed by Germany. After WWII, in 1955 modern Austrian Republic was established.

van Lynden Coat-of-Arms

A Crownland of 

Habsburg Monarchy*,

Born in:

Kingdom of Hungary,

existed from 1526–1867

Hungary, existed

Kingdom of Hungary

The Kingdom of Hungary has existed in many forms from 1000–1918.  From 1526–1699, the Habsburg Monarchy ruled Royal Hungary and from 1541-1699, the Ottoman Empire ruled territories which were part of historical Medieval Hungary. From 1699-1867, both territories fell under the rule of the Austrian Empire. From 1867-1918, with the formation of the Dual Monarchy, it became part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. After WWII, it became the Hungarian Peoples Republic, a Satellite State under the Soviet Union. In 1989, it gained its own independence as a country.

from 800–1806

Free State of

Count Adam III Batthyány  

de Németújvár

1704–1782 (m. 1736)

Born: Tschatesch, Duchy of Carniola, Holy Roman Empire (today Čatež ob Savi, Slovenia); Hungarian nobility
Heritage: His grandfather Adam Batthyány I (1609-1659) is regarded as "father of the family." He fought in the Thirty Years War and ruled over parts of present-day Hungary, Slovenia, and southern Burgenland. 

Austrian

existed, 1526–1804

Habsburg

In Habsburg Mon.

Count Ferdinand II Gobert 
Aspremont-Lynden und Reckheim

1643–1708 (2nd m. 1691)

Born: at the Aspremont-Lynden Castle, Reckheim, Holy Roman Empire (today Our-Rekem, Belgium)

Parents: Count Ferdinand I Lynden (1615-1665) and Elisabeth von Fürstenberg (1621-1662)

Career: Austrian field marshal and fought in the war between Roman-German Empire and the Ottoman Empire; defended Vienna in 1683


​Princess Julianna
​Rákóczy von Felsövadász

1669–1717 (m. 1691)

Born: Borsi, Kingdom of Hungary, Habsburg Mon. (today Borša, Slovakia)​

Parents:Prince Ferenc Rákóczy (1645-1676) and Princess Ilona Zrínyi (1643-1703)
Mother of seven: Count Lajos Gobert Aspremont-Lynden, Count József Gobert Aspremont-Lynden, Countess Anna Gobertina Aspremont-Lynden, Count Wilhelm Gobert Aspremont-Lynden, Count Luitprand Gobert Aspremont-Lynden, Countess Johanna Gobertina Aspremont-Lynden, and Count Karl I Gobert von Aspremont-Lynden  (m. Countess Elisabeth Kokorzovec )​​

Countess Maria von Wolkenstein-Trostburg 

1735–1793 (m. 1756)

Born: Location unknown; however her family was Tyrolean nobility 
Mother of three:Count Johann Nepomuk II Gobert von Aspremont-Lynden (m. Countess Regina Batthyány de Németújvár), Countess  Anna Maria Gobertina Aspremont Lynden, ​and Countess Charlotte Gobertina Aspremont-Lynden

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A Constituent Land of

King. of Hungary,

​​Countess Anna Terezia Esterházy de Galántha

1715–1757 (m. 1736)

Born: Pápa, Kingdom of Hungary, Crownland of Habsburg Monarchy (today Pápa, Hungary)

Mother of eight: Count Franz Batthyány, Countess Maria Elisabeth Batthyány, Countess Maria Anna Batthyány, Count Karl Esterházy, Count Johan-Nepomuk Batthyány, Countess Maria Anna Batthyány, Countess Juliana Sidonia Batthyány, and Countess Regina Batthyány (m. Count Johann Nepomuk I Gobert von Aspremont-Lynden)

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Countess Regina Batthyány de Németújvár

1754–1816 (m. 1782)

Born: Graz, Steiermark, Habsburg Monarchy (today Graz, Austria)

Mother of two: Countess Maria Ottolina Gobertina von Aspremont-Lynden (m. Count Georg Erdödy von Monyorókerék-Monoszló)  and Count Karl Gobert Aspremont-Lynden


(1364–1804)

Empire, existed

In Habsburg Mon.*,

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Empire

Reckheim, existed

existed from 1623-1795)

Hungary

existed from 800–1806

Duchy of Carniola

Established under Habsburg rule on the territory of the former East Frankish March of Carniola in 1364, also a State of the Holy Roman Empire. In 1804, it was a part of the Austrian Empire and the Kingdom of Illyria until 1849. From 1867–1918, it was under of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Today the area is part of Slovenia. 

Monarchy

​​​​County of Reckheim

An Imperial immediacy of the Holy Roman Empire (today Reckem, Belgium). It was a small free state with its own army, currency and customs. From 1623-1795, the Counts of Aspremont-Lynden ruled the County. In 1795, Reckheim was annexed by France after the French Revoluntary Wars. The family lost the County, but was compensated with lands in Germany, but the family had already settled within the Austro-Hungarian Empire some generations before.

existed 1364–1918

existed 1526–1804

from 1804–1867

Kingdom of Hungary,

Carniola, existed

from 1526–1867

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Empire, existed

Carniola

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